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. and the plungers are back. we have head live to sandy point for the annual polar bear plunge. wbal-tv saturday starts now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> good morning, everybody. welcome to this special polar bear plunge edition of 11 news saturday morning. i'm kate amara. stan? >> we had some flurries driving in but not going to be anything but flurries. one benefit. because we have this include deck overhead, it's held the temperatures up a little bit. so it's not as bitterly cold this morning. >> our readings are mostly in the low to mid temperatures. i've got the satellite in hear. you see a lot of overcast. gray shading over the mid-atlantic reading. this is a little second impulse. it's not lake-effect snow. it's just a second impulse coming along the flow in the upper atmosphere. it's coming out of the great lakes. so we may see a little bit of this off and on but it's not accumulating-type snow. we'll see breaks in the clouds. the trend temperature-wise over the next few days is up, up, up. we'll talk about that coming up in a few minutes. >> we'll take tha
. -- in the wake of the tragic incident that occurred at sandy hook elementary school, the cities, states and now president of looking for ways to stem violence what. what took place in connecticut was not the only reason i began working on this legislation. oftentimes it takes a national tragedy to create significant among them and political pressure around the issue of gun violence. but, what is getting missed in these debates is that the reality is that these tragedies associated with gun violence take place every single day in our neighborhoods all across the country. i know all too well what this tragedy looks like. i experienced it every time every time i get a phone call in the middle of the night for the police department alerting me of another violent crime are shooting. families as they grieve. i experience it every time i go to san francisco general hospital to console the victims of gun violence, last year a victim as young as five years old. we continue to address the causes and impact of this senseless gun violence. increasingly involves young adults under the age of 25;
, billions of taxpayer dollars going to help victims of sandy. as usual, the money is becoming a problem. "the factor" investigation. later, phil mickleson apologizes, saying he might move out of california because of high taxes. adam corolla mad at mickleson! we're coming right >> bill: unresolved problem segment, when is there is a big disaster, billions of dollars flow into helping the victims. new york governor cuomo plans to spend 30 billion taxpayer dollars on recovery and in the private sector, $400 million has already been donated primarily to help folks in new jersey and new york. some of that money came from a huge benefit concert a few weeks ago put on by a bunch of famous rock stars at madison square garden. whenever you have this kind of exposition, a loft fingers in the financial pie. joining us now from washington, ben, the executive director of the disaster accountability project. so let's start with the rock concert. the money raised there going to the robin hood foundation. i myself give that foundation a nice donation. are they doing the right thing? >> they've made 20
sandy. fox's david lee miller has that part of the story. >> reporter: as bitter temperatures continue to pound much of the northeast and midwest, a snowstorm hitting several states including hurricane ravaged new york and new jersey, many families still recovering in superstorm sandy without heat and family, some of them taking refuge in tents set up by aid workers. >> they've been here since day one. they help everybody in the community from food, drinks, down to diapers and you name it. >> it's very cold and actually mainly i sleep here next to the heater here. you see look like a rocket. so it's good at night, better than my home. >> reporter: meanwhile frigid temperatures and snow causing problems in other areas. in indiana this bus hit a patch of ice on a highway and flipped on its side injuring several passengers. in wisconsin many traffic accidents have been reported across the state and in virginia cars including this school bus having trouble staying straight, but some folks in chicago welcoming the snow. until today the windy city has not seen a day with an inch of snowfall
. the victims of hurricane sandy see more. the damage the hurricane left behind. [ male announcer ] with over 50 delicious choices of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant >> well tomorrow bacome back. 16 minutes after the hour. a manhunt for this prisoner rocky martez. he walked out of a jail no one knew he was gone for five days. he switched id's with another inmate who was about to be released. he pulled the same stunt last may escaping from an arizona prison. the super storm sandy victims ripping fema's rapid repairs program for their shoddy work. boiler rooms pipes leaving them with dangerous situations with more repairs to do later. >>> the husband and brother of a new york city woman missing in turkey are expected to arrive in istanbul to try to find her. they had been vacationing alone in the country since january 7th. she was supposed to leave for the u.s. last week but never showed up for her flight home. >> you can't sleep. you wake up scared. you wake up nervous. you wake up with a lot of anxiety. it's re
. >> reporter: the lawmakers say the shootings at sandy hook shows that assault weapons need to be banned. >> a number of police who came to newtown said to me, we could not have stopped that shooter. even with the body armor we were wear with that kind of assault weapon. >> reporter: but vice president biden downplayed the need for an assault weapons ban thursday. he says those weapons are only used in a small percentage of crimes. >> i'm much less concerned quite frankly about what you call an assault weapon than i am about magazines. and the number of rounds it can be held in a magazine. >> reporter: and even sponsors of the bill acknowledge an assault weapons ban is a tough sell on capitol hill. >> we owe it to our constituents and our country to try. >> reporter: the nra calls the feinstein bill a wrong headed approach and says gun bans don't work. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> there are more than 2,000 types of hunting and sporting firearms which would not be affected by this ban. >>> democrats and republicans in the senate can apparently agree at least on something. yest
if a theater at 11:00. gerry sand ufcy will be there and the cheerleaders and poe will be on hand. >> sandy point park was the site of the polar bear plunge and it lived up to its name after the coldest week. >> it's probably fair to say that all year long nothing sounds quite like this. >> ravens fans put your game faces on. >> nothing feels quite like this and nothing can really compare to this. the ritual, the rite of passage that is the maryland state police polar bear plunge. >> ♪ and the home of the brave ♪ [applause] >> the view from above, thanks to captain roy, gives true sense of this enormity. 13,000 plunged into the icy chesapeake into what has grown to be the most successful fundraiser. it's for the special olympics. all night long dozens of super plungers met the water 24 times and raised nearly a $250,000 dollars. our rob roblin, a plunge fan favorite spoke to some athletes on their way out of the water. >> how are you doing, angel? >> this brings joy to my heart. every year. these people want to be part of our lives and our community and that's all i could ask for. >> o
going to help victims of sandy. as usual, the money is becoming a problem. "the factor" investigation. later, phil mickleson apologizes, saying he might calf high taxes. adam corolla mad at mickleson! adam corolla mad at mickleson! we're coming right email marketing from constant contact reaches people in a place they're checking every day -- their inbox. and it gives you the tools to create custom emails that drive business. it's just one of the ways constant contact can help you grow your small business. sign up for your free trial today at constantcontact.com/try. morning, boys. so, i'm working on a cistern intake valve and the guy hands me a locknut wrench. no way! i'm like, what is this, a drainpipe slipknot? wherever your business takes you, nobody keeps you on the road like progressive commercial auto. [ flo speaking japanese ] [ shouting in japanese ] we work wherever you work. now, that's progressive. call or click today. >> bill: unresolved problem segment, when is there is a big disaster, billions of dollars flow into helping the victims. new york governor cuomo plans to sp
this morning. the senate is expected to approve more than $50 billion in aid for victims of hurricane sandy which hit the northeast over three months ago. >>> the pentagon is about to expand its cyber-security force five-fold to meet increasing threats against the nation's computer networks. the expansion would add 4,000 people to a unit that only has 900 employees now. >>> two oil barges hit a railroad bridge on the mississippi river near vicksburg and began leading crude oil. the coast guard says a leaking tank filled with 80,000 gallons of crude has been contained. >>> back in 1999, the colorado grand jury looking into the death of jonbenet ramsey voted to indict her parents on charges resulting in her death. but the court said there was not enough evidence in the case. >>> president obama is a football fan that thinks the game will have to change because of the danger from the violent hits involved. the public told the new republic it will be better for the players, especially those still in college. >>> casey anthony has filed for bankruptcy on debts of almost $800,000. she faces three
to be file footage from last year's march. >>> those still struggling to recover from hurricane sandy three months later hope to get help from capitol hill. on monday the senate will vote whether to provide $50 billion in emergency relief. the senate passed this bill last year but must vote against since the house passed the bill in the 113th congress. >>> jurors return to a school parking lot in culpeper where a former police officer allegedly killed a woman. with maps and note pads, all 12 jurors and alternates fanned out to inspect the scene. former culpepper police officer daniel harmon rice has been charged with fatally shooting patricia cook last february. the defendant said he opened fire on cook after his fingers were stuck in the window of her jeep. >>> secret hearings in the case against a man convicted of killing chanrda levy began next week. ingmar guandique was convicted in 2010 of killing levy whose body was found in rock creek park. last month, federal prosecutors told a judge ingmar guandique was convicted with the help of bombshell witnesses whose credibility to be called i
hurricane sandy relief package is manned for 5:30. and tomorrow senators will take up the confirmation vote of the nomination of massachusetts senator john kerry to be the next secretary of state. live coverage here on c-span the. c-span2. a bipartisan group of senators today will unveil immigration proposals at a news conference at 2:30 eastern with live coverage on c-span. this is ahead of a speech president obama will give on immigration policy tomorrow in las vegas. and wanted to tell you a little bit more about some of the new members of the 113th congress from massachusetts. democratic elizabeth warren, who defeated incumbent senator scott brown, was an early advocate for the formation of the consumer financial protection bureau and is the first woman to represent massachusetts in the senate. over in the house, joseph kennedy will represent the state's 4th district. he's the grandson of former u.s. attorney general and presidential nominee robert f. kennedy. ♪ ♪ >> if we turn away from the needs of others, we align ourselves with those forces which are bringing about this sufferin
at sandy hook. at least 1131 has died from gun violence. that's about 43 towns like newtowns. lydia was shot and her mother were shot while they were preparing for a birthday party for lydia's little brother. sheher mother survived but she didn't. she leaves behind three children. another senseless life taken away in america. question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. >> obama: and each day brings further evidence that the way we harness the sun, the wind and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. >> michael: that was the only shout out the environment got during president obama's 2009 inaugural address. now with hurricane sandy, a record-breaking drought it sound like the president may be moved from reaction to action. >> obama: we will respond to the threat of climate change knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging firesser and c
and in new york and new jersey who fought to get the money after hurricane sandy that everybody else gets water blinking, they are all for this now too. this is the point made in the speech, like the last line, the reputation about paul ryan, this was about hurricane sandy, and -- gerri: how? this was green energy he was talking about. his commitment -- >> talking about climate change. gerri: a commitment to rid of climate change. >> one of the most ridiculous passages in the speech saying the founding ideals have no meaning unless we fight climate change which would be major news to thomas jefferson, it was a laughable passage. gerri: justin, last word. >> yeah, if president obama's worried and concerned about the future of our children, then he will do something and take dramatic action, use the political capital gained to do something about about the 16 trillion of debt sitting as a yolk of oppression on our future of our children's futures. gerri: thanks so much for coming on tonight. really appreciate the time. great conversation. thank you. and be sure to watch complete inaugural co
the challenges sandy present for our economy, i will not let new jersey go back to its old ways of wasteful spending. we will continue to deal with our problems by protecting the hard work -- the hard earned money. we will not turn back. [applause] host: that as the governor of new jersey. here are comments coming in on twitter. "the biggest problem in new jersey is property taxes which goes to pay high salaries and benefits for teachers and municipal workers." bill says, "the biggest issue is finding a democrat strong enough to run against the defeat krupp bridget defeat gov. chris christie." roger joins is now from tennessee on the independent line -- joins us now from tennessee on the independent line. caller: [indiscernible] -- they just sit home and get get debt. they have become lazy. host: my on our republicans line. -- mike on our republican line. caller: i want to comment on the prescription pills on our state. we have an epidemic in our state where you cannot even leave your home to go to the store. if you leave your house in a war area -- in a rural area, you could go away for tw
about the proposed laws. >>> also today, the group commissioned to investigate the sandy hook moose kerr nt-- mast meets for the first time. the sandy hook advisory commission will hear from experts who was involved in the aftermath of columbine and the virginia tech shooting. they will be asked to make recommendations on safety at schools, mental health, and gun violence prevention. the group was created a month ago by connecticut governor dan malloy. >>> it is up to the senate to decide whether congress should table the debate over raising the debt limit until spring. the house passed a bill yesterday that allows the government to continue borrowing money to pay bills without approval from congress through the middle of may. the white house supports the measure. some democrats oppose it. they say it prolong uncertainty about our economy's health. the senate could vote as soon as tomorrow. >>> this morning, investigators are trying to figure out what caused a fire that forced a family of nine out of their townhouse in prince george's county. the fire broke out last night on empress way
their revolution. >>> people still struggling to recover from hurricane sandy three months later are hoping for help from capitol hill. monday, the senate will vote on whether to provide $50 billion in emergency relief. the senate passed this bill last year but have to vote again since the house delayed the vote and hen passed the bill during the new 113th congress. >>> aviation experts are startings to unravel the huge problems with the huge boeing 787 dreamliner. they found a short circuit and an uncontrolled came 8:00 reaction. they have since grounded the 787 until the investigation is completed. >>> well, now that we have had a week of coping with cold and snow, are you ready for a warmup? >> how about that? i am. howard's got the seven day forecast coming up right after the break. keep i >>> good morning, welcome back to 9news now on this friday morning. it's 5:14. and we have a school closing to add to the list. st. mary's county is closed this morning. and a good way to have a nice long holiday weekend for those people. >> they are enjoying it. they had a 5.7-inch snow total there.
: in rhode island, the cold hampers sandy recovery efforts. >> things are a little slower. the days are shorter. the hands don't move. >> we haven't seen this much cold air in more than two years. this is definitely coming as a shock to many people's systems. >> reporter: in indianapolis, some celebrated the polar temps. >> i don't like 40, 50-degree weather in january. that's for miami. >> reporter: but when one homeowner turned up the stove to keep warm, his house caught fire. an 86-car pile-up on icy roads near cincinnati took the life of a 12-year-old girl. a chicago apartment fire killed two, left some residents freezing on balconies and firefighters battling the cold as well as the flames. and on the dangerous lake michigan ice, a stranded dog eluded animal control officers for hours before being rescued. windchills in the windy city of 20 degrees below. >> i don't care how crazy i look, as long as i'm warm. >> reporter: the coldest spot in the lower 48 today, flag island, minnesota, at minus 17, before windchill. even hearty minnesotans are feeling it. >> sure am. you bet. >>
air also making life tougher for victims of superstorm sandy. many still don't have even the basic utilities to heat their home since the storm struck. susan candiotti is joining us from staten island. you spoke with a resident there who still can't go home. is that a problem for many? i mean, what is life like for these people now? >> reporter: it is a problem for people here on staten island. you see that even now, a few months after superstorm sandy hit, there is still demolition work going on, removing debris. a lot of people, as you said, are still living in their homes without the basic necessities. some of them simply don't want to leave. they want to stay put among their own belongings. there are places that can get help while they're waiting repairs to begin. larry gonzalez has a problem at his house because he believes it should be demolished and is in an argument with the city that thinks it can be repaired. fema and the like. heating oil poured into the house when a storm surge came and filled his basement with like four feet of water. he's getting really frustrated. >>
the busiest hours of the day. the cab commission instituted a similar surcharge during hurricane sandy and tried to use one during the nationals playoffs game. that was pulled back. a lot were upset about that. >> d-dot is providing bike corrals for capitol bike share near the department of agriculture on independence avenue and regular bike parking on 16th and i streets in northwest. d-dot says that area will be able to handle hundreds of bikes. might be an option. >> as crowds head to the national mall to see the ceremony, a lot of others are trying to snag a good spot along the parade route. >> along pennsylvania avenue from the capitol building to the white house. the parade should start at 2:30. shortly after the inauguration luncheon. as for the floats, you'll see hawaii and illinois represented for president obama and the first lady and for vice president biden, delaware and pennsylvania, his birth state. our people, our future. >> lots of groups marching. but only eight floats and the ones designated by the inaugural committee. president obama doesn't have time to bask in the c
this other story, there's been a lot of discussion about guns in schools, and guns in general after the sandy hook sad situation in december in connecticut. and now there's a kindergarten girl who apparently owns one of these little devices, you look at the screen at hello kitty bubble gun. apparently, she was talking about this toy at school. it's my understanding she actually didn't even have the toy with her at the mt. carmel area school in pennsylvania. as a result of just talking about shooting bubbles at one another, apparently she received a ten-day suspension. it was reduced to two days, but that's kind of unclear now whether or not she should even have faced any kind of suspensi suspension. >> steve: well, this is kind of crazy the two five-year-old girls were waiting at the bus, hey, i'm going to shoot you with my hello kitty bubble machine and somebody overheard it and next thing you know, just because people are, you know, freaked out about guns since sandy hook, the school got involved. and she was suspended for ten days, and then reduced it to two. but she was also given, becaus
and decided to not have a vote on the sandy relief package. that made house lawmakers angry in the northeast. governor chris christie of new jersey also had some tough words for him. he pulled the proposal because conservative republicans said the bill was loaded with pork with projects not related to the storm and they should've gone through the normal appropriations process. a couple days later, he narrowly hung onto his speakership as 10 republicans did not vote for him. now -- and right after that, they ended up passing a hurricane sandy bill. even that only received 49 republican votes. all that as a backdrop, house leaders last week went to williamsburg to figure out the task force on the debt ceiling on the across-the-board spending cuts known as the sequester, coming up. also, at the end of march, we have the continuing resolution, because the senate has not passed a full budget and the two chamber is not agree to a budget, but they have been working off a continuing resolution which funds the government for certain amount of time. it will end on march 27. house leaders tried to put
of superstorm sandy. "mad men" january jones signed a board that will auctioned online. jason isaacs donated true rerelingon jeans. >> people give you things all the time which is lovely. but i feel guilty. and so i'm thrilled that i hooked up with jon bon jovi's charity and possibly help the victims of sandy. >> you know, really great to see celebrities giving back. but i have to tell you, right behind me is main street. i was walking up and down, because i wanted to bring you back some swag. and my camera guy, tom larson stopped by a place, because he thought they were giving away male lingerie. sow stopped dead in his tracks, we'll wait in line for the male lingerie. it wasn't male lingerie, but it was this. nail lingerie. either way, i decided to pick up a couple of them for you. >> a win either way the way i see it, zoraida. >> a little nail lingerie. >> it is the thought that counts. >> it is intoday. >> always thinking of me and my undergarments. >> it will really spruce up your weekly manicure. >>> coming up, today's best advice from a pioneering cyclist coming up. >> today, american
he called the worst day of his presidency, when he was told about the massacre at sandy hook elementary. he now mentions this effort nearly daily. >> to protect our children and protect them from the horrors of gun violence. protecting our children from harm. >> reporter: the public is behind the president on some proposals. gun show background checks, an owner database. but a ban on assault weapons appears unlikely, as republicans push back. >> this is not designed to actually solve the problem of violent crime. this is designed to assuage liberal partisans. >> reporter: it's not just republicans. the white house admits not all democrats are on board. >> i do think things have changed since newtown. we're going to twist the arms of democrats and republicans and engage the american people in this debate. >> reporter: david kerley, abc news, washington. >>> as inauguration festivities get under way, the nation is pausing to pay tribute to martin luther king jr. community leaders and celebrities got a jump on things in washington with an annual wreath laying ceremony. >>> and m
with the sandy and fiscal cliff votes. >> we'll stick with the metaphor. warming in cooperation or chilly confrontation? >> the incentives nationally for republicans are to do something about immigration. but if you are -- your average house member up there, you just won your district. probably did not support barack obama, and frankly your incentives are not aligned with the national party. you don't care about whether chrissis chriss christie or marco rubio gets support. pundits and grassroots and a lot of members will decide the issue in the house of representatives. >> big challenges for the president and internally. ahead on "starting point," we've heard about the second term curse. the final four years can turn into a bit of disaster. the obstacles that could give this president some second-term trouble, next. financial obstacles military families face, we understand. our financial advice is geared specifically to current and former military members and their families. [ laughs ] dad! dad! [ applause ] [ male announcer ] life brings obstacles. usaa brings retirement advice.
as the program says here, tonight's event promoted no guns in light of the killings at sandy hook elementary, and the sold out crowd embraced that message. >> this battle will never be won until we all get free. >> reporter: before she took to the stage in front of 1,000 people, 20-year-old jade cho shared privately with us her pointian poem. >> but it's raise every voice and speak a new world into being. >> reporter: cho was one of two dozen young performers who honored king's legacy through music and the spoken word. >> tomorrow nobody will care. >> reporter: tonight's theme mainly focused on gun violence. >> we're asking people to really speak about that on a day where we celebrate someone who so much believed in nonviolence. a lot of young people are growing up in violent circumstances. >> reporter: two # 2-year-old donte clark says he has seen the impact of gun violence in his neighborhood. and tatiana told us about a classmate that met his fate through the barrel of a gun. the nation looks back on a man who strived to overcome our challenges. >> they'll see how beautiful i am and be as
no guns in light of the killings at sandy hook elementary, and the sold out crowd embraced that message. >> this battle will never be won until we all get free. >> reporter: before she took to the stage in front of 1,000 people, 20-year-old jade cho shared privately with us her pointian poem. >> but it's raise every voice and speak a new world into being. >> reporter: cho was one of two dozen young performers who honored king's legacy through music and the spoken word. >> tomorrow nobody will care. >> reporter: tonight's theme mainly focused on gun violence. >> we're asking people to really speak about that on a day where we celebrate someone who so much believed in nonviolence. a lot of young people are growing up in violent circumstances. >> reporter: two # 2-year-old donte clark says he has seen the impact of gun violence in his neighborhood. and tatiana told us about a classmate that met his fate through the barrel of a gun. the nation looks back on a man who strived to overcome our challenges. >> they'll see how beautiful i am and be ashamed, i too am america. >> reporter: ken and
in sandy hook. gun control. >> do you take responsibility for any of the shooting? >> of course not. do you? >> are you concerned about the spending at all? >> no. i'm not. >> not going to raise taxes again, are we? >> you look like you are doing well. >> thank you for smiling. traditional americans were offended by your lyrics. do you understand why people were upset. >> deception. i don't hold that against anyone who really depicted me as one way. >> why are you smiling? >> you interview a lot of hollywood celebrities. why do they always seem to be so liberal? >> if you are not, you are alienated. >> o'reilly. i have been on a couple of his lists. >> i will be watching you. >> is the war on women over now that obama has been reelected? >> it's hard to call it the war on women because that's assuming all women are on one side. >> how can you be such an avid supporter of president obama in light of the record spending and borrowing? >> it's the congress who says we have to borrow money to spend money. i'm republican of a slightly different flavor, shall we say. i voted for seven republican
and said it was republicans blocking sandy aide people, finally, there was a man who said things straight. he has an approach that is very attractive. it may not be attractive to gop primary voters and i think they'll have another chance to have this internal debate, really, a civil war within themselves. are they going to put somebody forward who is popular with the greater population or only popular with the gop base. >> i think there were concerns. i think hillary clinton had an investigation. she took full responsibility of both of those hearings. when you then see the republican congressman said what does responsibility mean to you? why won't you take responsibility? she says i did. >> sisn't that the problem, toure? the primaries, if the far right continues to guide the tone of the primary, a winnable republican can't win the nomination. isn't that the real problem? >> no, that's absolutely right. the far right will continue to guide the gop primary. until we do something like australia where everybody votes then the extremes will guide what the primaries do. they're going to ask th
? >> yeah. i don't dot construction as much as i used to. i have sandy here as my foreman who kind of leads the crew and this is my top crew right here. >> gretchen: you came up with the idea because you actually went on a job and a woman said she'd pay you more if you took off your shirt? >> yeah. i was living in l.a. as a struggling actor and model and this client said, wow. if you take off your shirt, i'll pay you double. and i was like, all right. this could actually be a business. >> gretchen: wow. so you started a business. sandy, before you were checking bags at la guardia? >> yeah. i was checking bags 'cause i love airplanes. i love to be around them and that's what i went to school for. rocket scientist, you can call me. >> gretchen: now you're on reality tv. mike, they call you the brains and muscle of the grew. you're getting a law degree? >> yeah. >> gretchen: gauge, you have been a model for jose cuervo and coke and you're the artist? >> i'm the artist of the group. i also have a nonprofit organization, teach film making to kids. >> gretchen: donnie, the comic relief of the gro
to prevent further gun violence. >> reporter: after the trauma of the sandy hook massacre the urgent call to limit americans' easy access to guns has met with some stiff resistance and exposed america's cultural divide over firearms. the president offered 23 different executive actions which would strengthen background checks, better address the issue of mental health and call for armed officers in schools that want them, but the politics of gun legislation are fraught with danger for the president. there are 24 senate seats up for grabs in 2014 including in the gun friendly states of arkansas, new hampshire, iowa, louisiana and south dakota which suggest any gun control measures will have to be a compromise. >> everyone is trying to divert from the core issue which is there is a huge consensus in the country including a vast majority of republicans that things like assault weapons, high capacity magazines, universal background checks, making progress on mental health, these are things we should and can do to help reduce gun violence. >> i think this is a moment we can do something about
spending package on hurricane sandy, the $50.5 billion supplemental package from last fall. is one of the holdovers from the 112th congress. harry reid will need unanimous consent from a publicans. watch the senate on c-span2. on c-span3, the inaugural prayer service. we take you live now to the house floor on c-span. the speaker: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by our chaplain, father conroy. chaplain conroy: let us pray. thank you fwod for giving us another -- god for giving us another day. the people's house gathers today after a day of celebrating the greatness of our american experiment of self-government, and as the administration gathers for a prayer even now at the national cathedral, we gather here. -- here to ask your blessing. the difficult work of governing now resumes. bless the members of this assembly with wisdom, patience, and good will as they tackle the ongoing issues challenging our nation. we thank you again for the inspiration of our nation's founders and the legacy they left us with. may the members of this assembly and all americans be
gook. >> the frigid weather is hitting especially hard for some victims of superstorm sandy. some are finding their terrible weather now is not helping matters at all. susan candiotti is there. susan, i see behind you tents in this weather, people have resorted to living pretty much outside. >> reporter: actually, no, these tents are not set up for people to live here. but they are acting because of a woman who is helping people out as a place where they can gather, where they can get a hot meal and where they can talk to each other about, frankly, getting through this cold weather and more importantly getting through living through the aftermath of hurricane sandy. so let me show you around this place, this is a tent set up by a woman, who is trying to gather supplies like car seats and the normal things you would need to get by after a storm. all kinds of things to help in your household. and this tent has been sent up, being heated, they received a heater a month ago from the police commissioner of new york city, ray kelly, who donated it. and inside this tent, you have some pe
storm sandy. >>> the bitter cold is moving over the southeast and mid-atlantic areas. the storm is expected to spread freezing rain and ice over much of the southeast as well. let's turn to cnn. >> looks like the event is taking place in washington, d.c. and will be fast moving. the temperature at 23 degrees and the temperatures hover around the upper teens to low 20s for the overnight hours. this will move through fairly quickly. you have low visibility and you can see one or two inches. we move towards the southeast. this is interesting and the coldest temperatures are across the tri-state area in tennessee. upstate sections of georgia. as a result, quite a bit of icing across the region. numerous reports of car accidents in charlotte, north carolina. the ice is moving towards the east and there is a blaze of ice on the roadways. interstates kiting across charlotte and to knoxville. oak ridge and tricities area making for extremely dangerous road conditions. here's what i was talking about with the system. breezy between 15 and 25 miles per hour. >> when can we expect the brea
now. they have taxes raised and passed the sandy relief on a bipartisan vote and they will pass immigration reform and deal with the debt ceiling. he broke the republicans's arms on that. >> still got the votes. >> sandy relief who will disagree on that? >> a lot of of people. remember how chris christie was screaming? >> screaming at -- >> house republicans. >> right. >> what happens is up until now you had something called the hastert rule in the house. republicans stood together. that has been demolished in the last month. it's going to continue to be demolished when votes on immigration comes up and solving the sequestration money comes up and also on the budget. the real test for the president is whether he is going to go up against his own caucus to do things on medicare social security and a few other issues. >> we are looking at the president on a motorcade going down pennsylvania avenue. every time i look at the inaugural route, i can't help but go back to january 20th 1977 and jimmy carter breaking precedent and stepping out of the car and shaking h
like sandy hook elementary. technology, medicine, and the fundamental understanding of our universe. every day i am left in awe at how much we are able to achieve, and heartbroken over the uncertainty, we see opportunity. and we all feel a profound responsibility to our children and our grandchildren. we have a spirit of innovation here in washington that haswe are not done. [applause] a new world economy is emerging from the depths of this recession, and while its contours and relationships are not fully understood to us, we do know two things, one. with our uniquely powerful fusion of values and talents, washington state has the potential to lead the next wave of world-changing innovations. two. the world will not wait for us. global competition for the jobs of tomorrow. leading this next wave of growth entitlement. we must move, swiftly and boldly, to put this recession behind us, and bring forward a unique economic strategy that much." today, i'd like to share my vision of the path ahead. i know that to achieve this vision we must all work together. democrat and republican, hous
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